Featured Artist… Burton Silverman!

“Hanging Out” by Burton Silverman

Isn’t this fabulous? The description that Burton Silverman had to go along with this painting: …”Italy version of the scenes in my neighborhood of women looking out to see neighbors,watch their kids and ruminate”

The woman in this painting looks like she’s doing just that… I love that area to the left of the window… so spectacular with the light… also the shadows from the shutter against the house, the cool draping of the fabric. The fixed stare in the woman’s eyes, like she’s watching something so intriguing… something she can pass on to her neighbors. I think it’s a very cool vantage point that this was painted from, down closer to the street, but zoomed in a bit, looking up, you get the effect as if you were the one she was watching. Such depth, very very nice. Check out Burton’s work if you get a chance, it’s amazing. Very difficult to choose only one painting!

Here’s a blip about Burton from his website, click HERE for more:

Mr. Silverman been painting and exhibiting as a painter for 60 years. He has had had 33 solo shows across the country including venues in New York, Boston, Philadelphia ,Washington, D.C,., San Francisco, Maine and Nashville TN  He has appeared in numerous national and international exhibitions including the National Portrait Gallery, the National Academy Annuals, the Mexico City Museum of Art, the Royal Academy of Art in London and the Butler Midyear Annuals. He has won 37 major prizes and awards from several of these annual exhibitions and the National Academy Museum has honored him with 9 awards including the Ranger Purchase Awards in 1983 and 1965. His paintings are represented in more than two dozen public collections including the Arkansas Art Institute, the Brooklyn Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the New Britain Museum, the Denver Art Museum, the National Museum of American Art, the Columbus Museum and the National Portrait Gallery. His work is included in numerous private collections both in the U.S. and Europe. Since 1993 he has lectured in museums and university graduate programs on the nature of 21st Century Realism. and written articles  extensively on the same subject matter.

Catch you back here tomorrow!


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